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1 Student Learning Objectives Overview

2 Defining SLOS A vital component of the Teacher Keys and Leader Keys Effectiveness System is Student Growth and Academic Achievement. For teacher of tested subjects, this component consists of a student growth percentile measure. Tested subjects include reading, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for grades 4-8 and all high school courses for which there is an End-of Course Test (EOCT). Non-tested subjects include all courses not listed as tested subjects. Approximately 70-75% of all teachers teach non-tested subjects for at least some portion of the instructional day. For teachers of non- tested subjects, this component consists of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)-approved Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) utilizing district-identified achievement growth measures.

3 What is a Student Learning Objective? SLOs are… SLO’s are not….  Focused on student learning/Are aligned w/CCGPS or National Standards  Designed to measure student growth between two points in time  Represent the most important learning for an instructional period  Serve as evidence of student learning and illustrate the powerful impact of teachers on student learning  Developed and approved by the district  Approved /edited by GaDOE  GaDOE developed assessment measures  Reflective of student achievement only

4 SLOs are SMART Goals 50% TAPS 50% student Growth and Academic Achievement SpecificFocused on content standards MeasurableAn appropriate instrument or measure is selected to assess AttainableIs within the teacher’s control to effect change RealisticIs feasible for teacher Time BoundSLO designate the instructional period

5 Student Learning Objectives Student must be enrolled 65% of course instructional days and have completed a pre- assessment and post-assessment(Roster Verification) Teacher must be employed at least 65% of the Instructional days The minimum number is 15 students

6 Growth Target Sample w/Formula From August 2013 to April 2014, 100% of third grade students will improve their knowledge of vocabulary and comprehension skills as measured by the Jackson County Schools Third Grade Reading SLO Assessment. Students will increase from their pre-assessment scores to these post-assessment scores as follows: The minimum expectation for individual student growth is based on the formula which requires each student to grow by increasing his/her score by 50% of his/her potential growth. Pre-Assessment Score + [ (100-Pre-Assessment Score) * Potential Growth)] = Target. Students scoring at least 10 points higher than their target would be considered exceeding their target. Example using 40 on a Pre-Assessment : 40 + [(100-40) *.50] 40 + [(60) * [30]=70 A score of 70 is the growth target for the post-assessment (Meets) A score of 80 denoted exceeding the growth target (Exceeding)

7 What next?... You may be asked to attend the next RESA meeting Jan 29 th on how to write SLOs Meeting with like subject teachers in our RESA districts to write SLOs Let Ms. Sims know of any assessments currently being used that can be used as SLOs


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